[Samba] Do I need a WINS server if I want to browse?
amscopub-mail at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 18 02:03:35 GMT 2008
So why do you not recommend UPD broadcasting? too much extra network traffic? but for a small network (max 5 computers) isn't that "extra" traffic insignificant?
On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 11:33:22PM +0100, S?bastien Prud'homme wrote:
> You don't need a WINS server if you're in only one subnet (no routers
> on your network).
> But even in that case i advice you to use one to avoid broadcasts.
> DNS is not used for NetBIOS name resolution. Broadcasts and WINS are
> used for NetBIOS name resolution (and registration).
> 2008/12/17 Uriel Avalos <amscopub-mail at yahoo.com>:
> > The docs aren't clear, so don't think that I'm being lazy and want a quick answer. (I'm reading Ch 10 of the how-to)
> > On the one hand it says, "where there is no WINS server, all name registrations + name lookups are done by UPD broadcast." So then I don't need a WINS server.
> > But then it says, "Clients wishing to browse the network make use of this [DMB] list but also depend on the availability of correct name resolution..."
> > So then I need a working DNS setup and a WINS server (if I use a DMB) and only in the case of a DMB? Can someone clarify this for me?
> > Here's my setup:
> > * only one subnet
> > * mixed environment (windows + linux)
> > * all boxes using NetBIOS over TCP/IP (default)
> > AND
> > * DNS is NOT working
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